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Sternberg Press (649 titles)
 

Berlin / New York
Sternberg Press grew out of the small publishing house known as Lukas & Sternberg, founded in 1999 by Caroline Schneider. With a focus on art criticism, theory, fiction and artists’ books, the Berlin-New York based publishing endeavor was set in motion with a pocket book series, edited in part with Nicolaus Schafhausen.
Dedicated to an expanded notion of writing on art, Sternberg Press has created a formidable platform in which practitioners from the fields of art and culture (architecture, design, film, politics, literature and philosophy) can engage in a critical discourse. Each book is a special object celebrating creative publishing at its best, based on both meticulous editorial decisions and distinctive design. Through both commissioned and translated works, Sternberg Press seeks out the blind spots within contemporary discourse and offers a timely response to the related debates.
 
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English edition
forthcoming
This publication brings together the work of five anthropologists and five artists/collectives researching and responding to the dramatic rise and fall of Mongolia's mineral economy. Drawing from ongoing fieldwork in Mongolia, the contributors conceptualise crisis as a space for the emergence of new possibilities.

English edition
forthcoming
Three cases studies on social, spatial, and material reality of right-wing populism. Issues tackled include Trump and Brexit; spaces of right-wing extremism in Germany; and a racist murder by a German far-right group in 2006. Other contributions includes an introduction by anthropologist Mahmoud Keshavarz, an interview with Wolfgang Tillmans, and a comic strip by Liam Gillick.

English edition
forthcoming
An unprecedented transdisciplinary study dedicated to the deathly relationship between sharks and surfers, initiated from a thorough analysis of newspaper obituaries.

English edition
Perhaps It Is High Time for a Xeno-architecture to Match is a Brussels-based curatorial and research project that seeks to examine the possibilities for re-radicalizing architecture. This publication documents a conversation series from January to March 2017 that sums up their reflections.

English edition
This catalogue accompanies the group exhibition curated by Meg O'Rourke at Eykyn Maclean gallery in New York. With Viennese architect Adolf Loos's eponymous 1908 diatribe against excessive ornamentation as its guide, the exhibition draws on the tenets set forth by Loos—simplicity, purity, freedom—with particular attention to their philosophical implications and their persistence into the latter twentieth century.

English edition
Intersubjectivity is a collection of writings on the presence of language in the visual arts: this second volume investigates the relationship between performance, subjectivity, and human agency within a more global reflection on transhumanism.

English edition
Giving Voices features documentation on four of Erkan Özgen's video works dealing with war, violence, and trauma—beyond the boundaries of the political, within the dimension of the private and the human. It includes essays and an interview with the artist lead by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Hilde Teerlinck.

English edition
How did autonomous art become such an effective tool of the capitalist state? A thorough analysis of the connection between contemporary art and modern biopower.

English edition
Prints by Jennifer Bornstein gathers together a body of work encompassing her latest projects in printmaking during a recent fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. These works are contextualized by earlier projects in drawing, film, and artist books that span the 1990s to the present.

English edition
The first English translation of Hubert Fichte's investigation on New York's African diaspora in the late 1970s. Contesting the stylistic norms of ethnographic studies, Fichte offers an experimental, poetic, and radical reflection on the living conditions, struggles and cultural heritage of New York Africans.

English edition
Since the 1990s, artist Rainer Ganahl has been inspired by Karl Marx's writings. In over 700 pages, this publication brings together essays, photographs and other documentation from dozens of Ganahl's projects adapted from Marx's theories.

English edition
A collection of texts by the French-American photographer and filmmaker in which she reflects on her artistic practice and discusses her collaborations with other filmmakers, artists, dancers and choreographers such as Marina Abramović, Chantal Akerman, Trisha Brown, and Yvonne Rainer.

English edition
This catalogue accompanies three solo exhibitions in which two threads in Amelia Pica's practice are brought together: communication between humans and exchange between species. It includes a series of essays on animal rights and the artistic practice of the Argentine artist, as well as documents and an iconographic ensemble.

bilingual edition (English / German)
A study by Elisabeth Lebovici on the late contemporary artist and IFP co-founder Philippe Thomas. Lebovici's essay examines Thomas's strategy to cede and fictionalize authorship through the multiple lenses of gender, reproduction, subjects' multiplicity, and the artist's tragic disappearance.

English edition
This first monograph on Aslan Gaisumov borrows its title from a video work focusing on the traumatic aftermaths of post-World War II for the Chechen people under Soviet control. The publication documents in text and images this both historical and intimate project.

English edition
This reader addresses the concept of “contemporaneity”, the temporal complexity that follows from the coming together of different temporalities in the same present. It asks how these temporal qualities can be made known in the context of contemporary art research and particularly through practices that involve exhibitionary forms.

English edition
A Western Marxist analysis of the relationship between the historical present and political action.

English edition
A mystery murder artist's novel by Alex Cecchetti, in which the artist and narrator realises he is dead and decides to investigate the causes of his own death.

English edition
Charlotte Birnbaum meets with Gilbert & George to discuss The Meal—a culinary performance organized in 1969 by the British duo, with David Hockney as the guest of honor. Also included here are photos and memorabilia from the singular event (the sixth publication in the On the Table series, that explore the encounter between food and art).

English edition
Drawing together discourses on contemporaneity and new materialisms, this book examines a material conception of temporality that makes it possible to develop a critique of the philosophical discourse on presence. Claiming that “there is no now,” Ebeling develops an archaeology of contemporaneity according to which the traces of the contemporary can only be secured through visual or material operations, not historical ones.

English edition
A critical analysis of the use of the term contemporary in scholarly and disciplinary discourses through the hypothetical project of a literary history of “the contemporary.”

English edition
temporarily out of stock
The late Belgian artist Guy Mees has been a central figure of Antwerp's art scene since the 1970s. This catalogue features emblematic works and unpublished archival materials from the artist's creative phases spanning the 1960s to 2000s; two unpublished essays, and an interview with the artist.

English edition
This publication emerges from Uriel Orlow's Theatrum Botanicum (2015–18), a multi-faceted project encompassing film, sound, photography, and installation, which looks to the botanical world as a stage for politics, in South Africa and Europe. It brings together documents on the project, and a series of commissioned essays.

English edition
This publication accompanies Torbjørn Rødland's touring exhibition “Fifth Honeymoon,” featuring thirty new photographs and a new video work, his first in eleven years, as well as newly commissioned essays by the American writer and cultural theorist Sianne Ngai and artist colleague Matias Faldbakken.

English edition
This publication accompanies two exhibitions of recent sculptural work by the artist Magali Reus: “Hot Cottons” at Bergen Kunsthall and “As mist, description,” at the South London Gallery. Featuring an essay by writer and curator Laura Mclean-Ferris and a poetic response by writer and poet Quinn Latimer as well as a fully illustrated overview of Reus's work, this catalogue provides an in-depth exploration of the artist's recent sculptural practice.

English edition
As her first comprehensive publication, this catalogue surveys the multi-facetted oeuvre of the Greek artist/social activist Georgia Sagri. Across performance, video work, and sculpture, she explores the murky relationships between the artist's body and her body of work, subjectivity and persona, original and reproduction with equal parts humor and severity.

bilingual edition (English / German)
A joint catalogue focusing on two group exhibitions at the Künstlerhaus Graz dedicated to the examination of current performative practices in relation with the main works of historical forerunners.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Publication focusing on Cantor's final project Pinochet Porn (2008–16)—an epic experimental film taking the form of a soap opera about the intimate life of people under the military dictatorship of Chile. A dramatic, transgressive and explicitly feminist work, embodying and radically extending Cantor's multifaceted artistic practice.

English edition
The first survey of text works by artist Ane Hjort Guttu. Written between 2003 and 2018, the texts range from public statements, poetic short prose, film scripts and reflections on the role of the artist to essays on art for children and the link between light and wealth.

English edition
This catalogue presents documentation and texts from the British artist's first exhibition in the United States, which combines a series of color photographs of hands touching objects with a scale-model freight train and track.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
last available copies!
This publication surveys the work of Italian critic, architect, and visual artist Gianni Pettena. Focusing on a rich ten-year period of production that began in the mid-sixties, it brings new attention to the artistic and intellectual practice of a figure known primarily as one of the main exponents of the Radical Architecture movement.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Monographic catalogue structured around installations by Vincent Meessen which examine the influence of the Situationist International in Sub-Saharan Africa, notably through figures such as Lungela Diangani eand Omar Blondin Diop. This richly illustrated book documents both the IS's relationship with the African continent and the artist's discursive, collaborative and para-curatorial activity of the past four years.

English edition
This collective publication discusses the renewed encounter between dance and performance and the institutions of global contemporary art, marking one of the most significant set of developments in the art field over the last decade.

English edition
In this lecture, creative director Virgil Abloh takes us behind the scenes of his design process, sharing the essentials of editing, problem-solving, and storytelling.

English edition
Why has there been so much interest in “surplus value” in recent years? In “The Outside Can't Go Outside”, artist Merlin Carpenter considers how this term has been inserted into contemporary art theory following the financial crisis of 2007/8.

English edition
American critic Isabelle Graw conducts an innovative genealogical study on the success of painting as a medium. Keeping a close eye on painting's fourteenth century theoretical foundations, Graw analyses the work of artists like Édouard Manet, Jutta Koether, Martin Kippenberger, Jana Euler, and Marcel Broodthaers. It also includes conversations with artists who confront their vision with that of the author.

English edition
This study traces the history of a cultural and artistic landscape that has taken shape since the year 2000, with the Internet. Omar Kholeif aims to put into context a new language for seeing, feeling, and being that has emerged through post-millennial technologies, and argues for a nuanced understanding of the post-digital condition.

English edition
This first monograph gives compelling insight into Nicholson’s diverse material approach, political practice, and historical context.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Ten texts on the architecture of displacement set to music and sung by Albanian iso-polyphonic singers—commissioned for the Albanian Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale of Architecture (songs based on texts by Etel Adnan, Mourid Barghouti, Michel Butor, Claire Fontaine, Yona Friedman, Anri Sala, Michael Taussig, Yanis Varoufakis, Ornela Vorpsi, and Finn Williams).

bilingual edition (English / German)
Departing from his eponymous exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien, this catalogue examines new works by acclaimed video and visual artist Marcel Odenbach. The series gathered in the publication reflect on the persistence of the victim-perpetrator structure within post-war society, in Germany or Africa.

bilingual edition (English / Arabic), German insert
This publication examines the role of natural resources in the occupation of the Western Sahara, a territory considered by the United Nations to still be awaiting decolonization. Its liberation from colonial rule has come to a standstill due to Morocco's continued military occupation of a part of the territory. The protracted conflict has dramatic consequences for the Sahrawi people of Western Sahara.

German edition
The 2018 edition of the Jahresring, guest-edited and designed by Wolfgang Tillmans.

English edition
A global and transdiciplinary study on botanics.

English edition
Myths of the Marble documents a 2017 group exhibition which reflects upon how the “virtual” has been engaged by contemporary artists as a way to consider the world as a site of possibility and limitation that both permeates physical space and online experience.

English edition
Border Thinking: Disassembling Histories of Racialized Violence aims to question and provide answers to current border issues in Europe. Central to this investigation is a refugee crisis that is primarily a crisis of global Western capitalism and its components: modernization, nationalism, structural racism, dispossession, and social, political, and economic violence.

English edition
This catalogue documents a collective project intitiated by curator Natasha Ginwala entitled The Museum of Rhythm: a speculative institution that engages rhythm as a tool for interrogating the foundations of modernity and the sensual complex of time in daily experience. Deriving from an eponymous exhibition, the publication includes visual documentation of the exhibition as well as essays.

English edition
This catalogue documents three video works by the Belgian-American artist Cécile B. Evans, in which she explores the impact of digital technology on human condition.

English edition
The 2018 edition of the Jahresring, guest-edited and designed by Wolfgang Tillmans.

bilingual edition (English / German)
This catalogue surveys the work of object design creator Ineke Hans.

French edition
The 2018 edition of the Jahresring, guest-edited and designed by Wolfgang Tillmans.

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